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Thomas WoodRegional VP of Operations
Doug is an incredibly effective Leadership Coach. I worked with him this past year and learned so much about my leadership style, but more importantly learned how I could take it to the next level. The greatest takeaway is that leadership is a journey. Doug provided me with numerous tools to use and what is amazing is even after our sessions had ended, he continued to check on me. The term Servant Leader applies to Doug. He is not only a practiced and accomplished leadership coach, but also helps you understand the psychology behind your style and how to improve.
Sheri MitchellHR Director
I had the privilege of being coached by Doug. He epitomizes a great leader; a servant leader. Doug is humble and willing to sharing his experiences to help others reach their potential. As a coach Doug helped me manage self and manage up. Doug empowers everyone he works with. So fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Doug.
Jordan CaldwellDigital Marketing Programs Manager
Gulf Sates Marketing
As someone who has the privilege of being mentored by Doug, I can say that both my personal life and career have advanced through the techniques and wisdom he has imparted on me. I’m thankful for Doug’s perspective and experience as it has helped me provide value to my employer and has allowed me to grow as a person in my interactions with my family and friends.
Dana BickfordDeputy Director PMO
Bank of America
I have had the great fortune to work with and learn from Doug Thorpe in difficult situations where pressure was intense and success or failure of the mission depended upon leadership quality at the top of the organization. Doug is unflappable and in the most difficult of circumstances he always provided a clear head, forward looking guidance, sound coaching in all directions, and a cheerful spirit. Doug is a problem solver and a teacher at heart.
Eunice Mesa, M.EdTraining and Development
Univeristy of Houston
Doug is an excellent speaker who is very knowledgeable about his topic and shares insightful thoughts and ideas throughout his presentation. Here are some comments from audience members: “informative, clear, hands-on”; “Doug Thorpe was very knowledgeable about the subject”
Wes AvantsExecutive Director
Physician Leadership Institute
I am so impressed by Doug Thorpe and the valuable service he is providing. Watching him work, it is immediately clear that his broad array of business and interpersonal skills has come together beautifully to create an excellent product for those he serves. Doug is enterprising, insightful, caring, easy to trust, easy to respect, and especially easy to like!
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Doug Thorpe is the creator of the popular series
“Leadership Powered by Common Sense.”
He has impacted hundreds of leaders in companies of all sizes across dozens of industries.
His down-to-earth approach to the complex business issues of today provides refreshing ideas and better clarity for Leaders wanting to be more and do more.
Doug Thorpe is a performance-driven Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Thought Leader, and Consultant with more than 40 years of success in the financial services, executive coaching, oil & gas, and healthcare industries. Leveraging extensive experience in guiding business transformation for growth-oriented organizations, he is a trusted guide for mid-cap companies to large global enterprises requiring expert assistance with leadership development, team performance, employee engagement, culture shifts, and change management.
His broad areas of expertise include leadership development, servant leadership, business consulting and advisory, executive coaching, career coaching, workshop facilitation, seminar presentations, operations management, growth strategy, and process improvements.
Throughout his executive career, Doug has held leadership positions at organizations including JPM Chase, Texas Commerce Bank, Profile Business Systems LLC, and SolomonEdwards Group LLC. In his current role as President and CEO of HeadwayExec LLC, Doug works closely with executive clients around the globe to help individuals develop advanced leadership skills. He has leveraged his own executive coaching training to create and implement effective training programs and advisory for senior leadership teams.
His clients include ExxonMobil, Centerpoint, Brightview, Crane Logistics, Bank of America, TD America Bank, Lee Hecht Harrison, Franklin Covey, and the Houston Society for the Performing Arts.
Doug was the Founder and Director of Jobs Ministry Southwest, a non-denominational, faith-based 501c (3) jobs ministry which was featured in Fortune magazine. Since its establishment in 2008, the ministry has delivered over 35,000 training and career coaching hours. Doug’s blog, DougThorpe.com, was ranked in the Top 100 Leadership Blogs List in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 plus he has over 100,000 social media followers.
Doug attained his MBA in Management from Troy University and his BBA in Management from Texas A&M University. He is a John Maxwell Certified Business Coach and a SOLID Certified Executive Leadership Coach. Also he is certified in Hogan Assessments. As an experienced Board member, Doug has served with both non-profit and for-profit organizations.
He currently serves on the Board of the Silver Fox Advisors and chairs their Marketing Committee.